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Hailsham household waste recycling site

Opening hours

April to end September:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am to 1pm

October to end March:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am to 1pm

Bank holidays: Open 9am to 1pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). 

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve: Close at 1pm

What you can bring

  • Household batteries
  • Household waste - accepted (not recycled)
  • Mattresses - accepted (not recycled)
  • Metal items
  • Mobile phones
  • Newspapers/Magazines/Junk mail/White Telephone Directories
  • Nitrous oxide bottles
  • Paint (solvent-based) - accepted (not recycled)
  • Paint (water-based emulsion)
  • Plastic bottles - what's accepted
  • Printer cartridges
  • Soil - charges apply
  • Timber/Wood
  • TVs/Computer monitors
  • Vapes
  • Yellow Pages

Visiting our site

  • The site accepts general household-type waste and recycling from residents own homes in East Sussex.
  • Trade/business waste is not accepted.
  • You do not need to book a visit in advance.
  • Pedestrian access is permitted via main vehicle entrance (please beware of vehicle traffic) for residents arriving by foot only without a vehicle.
  • It is not permitted to park outside or near the site and bring waste into the site on foot.
  • Cyclists should dismount before entering the site via the main entrance.
  • Small amounts of DIY type waste will be accepted (but some are charged for). Residents should hire a skip for larger amounts.


  • Hardcore and soil are accepted at this site and maybe charged for.

Vehicle restrictions

  • Vans are only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  Van drivers must bring photo ID (for example a driving licence) and one other form of ID such as a recent utility or Council Tax bill that contains your home address.
  • Vehicle height barrier of 2 metres (6 feet, 6 inches). Barrier will only be opened for household waste brought in taller vehicles, provided they meet the other site requirements, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only. The only exception is for Blue Badge holders with taller vehicles who will be permitted entrance on any day, provided they meet the other site requirements and are able to show their Blue Badge.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 3500kg or above are not permitted. No vehicles with Luton, flatbed or tipper bodies.
  • Trailers must be no more than 1.2 metres (4 feet) in length, not including the tow bar.

Reuse shop

  • There is a ‘reuse shop’ on site where pre-loved items are sold at a low-cost instead of being thrown away. If you want to buy or donate something, please ask the site staff. The shop is open during main site opening hours. Cash and card payments accepted.
  • Pro-Grow soil conditioner, made from green garden waste collected at the household waste recycling sites and from the kerbside collection schemes, is also available to buy at the site. Card payments only.

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